In Mississippi if a family member is killed due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another person or corporation, the remaining family members can file a civil action (lawsuit) to recover money damages. This lawsuit is commonly referred to among lawyers as a wrongful death civil action. The Mississippi law governing wrongful death actions can be found at Miss. Code Ann. Section 11-7-13. The law actually provides an order for recovery.
For example, if a father is killed by the negligence of a truck driver on the highway, the wife and children can bring the civil actions. If both parents are killed the lawsuit and right of recovery belongs to the children. The purpose of the law is to compensate the family or remaining persons in the deceased person’s life for the injuries that deceased person himself or herself would have been able to recover were he or she alive.
In the event you have a loved-one who has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, whether it be another person, drug company or business please contact your Jackson, MS personal injury lawyers so that we can discuss this serious matter further.
At Coxwell & Associates’ Jackson, Mississippi firm, our wrongful death attorneys are here to help with injury, accident, and wrongful death claims. Our lawyers understand that losing a loved one is not only difficult emotionally and physically, but it can also cause great financial stress for the family.
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
A wrongful death claim involves a death due to the negligent or reckless actions of another. Wrongful death cases can involve:
- Medical Negligence
- Defective Products
- Auto Accidents
- Dangerous Drugs
- Personal Injuries
- And Other Accidents/Injuries
At our Jackson, Mississippi firm, our wrongful death attorneys fight diligently to ensure that negligent parties are held liable for their actions. Our lawyers look forward to helping you with your case.Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Wrongful death claims can involve various incidents, from surgical errors to hit and run automobile accidents to a manufacturer’s defective products. In any case, the wrongful death results from negligence and the family of the victim has a right to compensation. At our Jackson, Mississippi firm, our wrongful death lawyers can give professional legal advice on how to file your claim. We are familiar with and highly experienced in federal and Mississippi state wrongful death law, so you can be assured that your case will be expertly handled by our attorneys.
Our wrongful death attorneys understand the pain and suffering you encounter following the loss of a loved one. We also know that a sudden, unexpected death can result in severe financial burdens. By filing suit against the responsible parties, our wrongful death lawyers can help you obtain compensation for:
- Mental Anguish
- Lost Wages
- Medical Expenses
- Funeral Costs
- Loss of Future Income
Our Jackson, Mississippi practice has received numerous wrongful death settlements for clients and our lawyers are pleased to help victims and families recover the compensation they are owed. View our Representative Cases page to see the types of cases and verdicts our attorneys have handled.Coxwell & Associates – Mississippi Wrongful Death Attorneys
Coxwell & Associates is pleased to provide legal service and advice to Jackson, Mississippi and surrounding area residents. Our team of wrongful death attorneys can assist you in your time of need and will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Wrongful death cases are sensitive and our lawyers want to be sure your case is filed in a timely manner. For more information, contact wrongful death attorneys of Coxwell & Associates in Jackson, Mississippi today for a free case evaluation. Our wrongful death attorneys look forward to helping you.